The WSAB Transit Corridor Project’s environmental process is well defined by federal requirements stipulated in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state environmental requirements stipulated in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The flow chart below highlights the major milestones in the process from beginning to end. The project is currently in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) study phase.
Various topics will be addressed in the environmental document including land use and planning, noise and vibration, transportation and traffic, parking, and air quality – to name a few. Mitigation measures will also be identified, and community input gathered, incorporated and used to select a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA). During the environmental process, community meetings and public hearings will take place along the corridor to engage the community, solicit input and address questions.